Race entries now open

2017-12-21 06:00
Lungile Gongqa, winner of this year’s Two Oceans Marathon.PHOTO: luigi bennett

Lungile Gongqa, winner of this year’s Two Oceans Marathon.PHOTO: luigi bennett

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Entries for the 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Runs opened on Friday 1 December.

Trail runners can choose between the 12 km route – a perfect race for trail novices – and the 24 km run, which caters for fit and experienced trail runners.

It will be the ninth year this popular event is held, as part of the Easter Weekend line-up.

To minimise impact on sensitive ecological areas, entries across the two distances will be limited to 1 000 runners in total.

Entries to both events are once again expected to sell out within minutes, and prospective entrants are encouraged to update their profiles and link their OMTOM profiles to Webtickets — the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon’s new payment platform.

“Runners will still be able to make online credit card payments, but in-store payments at Pick n Pay within 24 hours of selecting that payment option will also be facilitated,” says Carol Vosloo, general manager of the Two Oceans Marathon NPC.

Both runs start at the University of Cape Town, from where athletes will traverse the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak and nearby forests of the Table Mountain National Park.

The routes comprise varied terrain, with steep ascents and descents, while the 24 km Trail Run requires considerable technical running skill.

The events offer a challenge to new and experienced trail runners, who are richly rewarded with spectacular scenery and amazing views of the Cape Peninsula in return.


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